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Doug Osborne - Culture of Health Prize
Sitka is one of five winners of the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors and elevates communities for working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. Sitka is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health.
Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Sitka’s award-winning efforts include strong collaborations, such as Sitka’s Indian Child Welfare Act partnership and Wooch.een Preschool; investment in youth, such as the new Teen Center, Culturally Responsive Schools initiative, youth scholarships, and Sitka Counseling’s prevention work; and community development that balances social, ecological, and economic well-being, such as Sitka’s use of renewable energy, initiatives like Spruce Root’s Community Investment Fund, and being a bike and walk friendly community.
When Sitka won a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prize last week, it received $25,000 to spend on improving the culture of health in Sitka.
So how do we spend the money? The Sitka Health Summit Coalition wants to hear from you about what to do with the money. While $25,000 isn't a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, it can help kick-start a couple of projects, be leveraged for more money when we apply for grants, and more. So how should we spend it?
Doug Osborne was born in Chicago and lived with his brother, sister and parents in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Texas and Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and then came to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1996 to work as a VISTA volunteer. From there he spent a year in Kanayama Japan (Ketchikan’s sister city) and then headed to Anchorage, with his lovely wife Jami, where they both attend graduate School at Alaska Pacific University. From 2003 – 2014 Doug worked at SEARHC, then for four and a half years as the Director of Health Promotion at the Sitka Community Hospital now he is back at SEARHC working as a Health Educator. Since 2006 Doug has been a member of the Sitka Health Summit coalition, the multi agency team that took the lead organizing Sitka's RWJF Culture of Health Prize application